Zachary "Zack" Kopplin

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is a science and education activist from Louisiana.

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repealcreationism112 karma

I believe Bobby Jindal understands evolution, it's an insult to his professors at Brown and Oxford to say he doesn't.

But it's useful to pander in Louisiana.

repealcreationism94 karma

The inside baseball on this, is yes, some people are unhappy with him because of me, but honestly it doesn't matter. He's going to support me because not teaching creationism is the right thing to do and he's my dad.

repealcreationism91 karma

Thanks and thanks for what you're doing.

repealcreationism76 karma

Thanks.

repealcreationism57 karma

Essentially none. In Louisiana, the Superintendent who is under is our creationist governor's thumb is allowed to ignore any rules he wants. So far he has ignored all measures about curriculum accountability.

repealcreationism56 karma

It's not reform when you're teaching creationism with public money though.

repealcreationism52 karma

Since I'm not a scientist professionally, I refer them to the scientific evidence. I give them links to understanding evolution, or the national center for science education, or Ken Miller's blog.

Generally I try to tailor it to what they're specifically asking. Mainly it's for lurkers, while I may never change the person I'm arguing with's mind, I might influence people watching the debate. I just try and be as polite as I can. I'll give them the evidence, if they don't like it, that's for them to figure out.

repealcreationism49 karma

I verify this.

repealcreationism47 karma

Sadly, yes. And they're powerful.

repealcreationism42 karma

I'm not sure why there aren't government agencies, though I imagine it might have something to do with some people having a limited government ideology.

On a more serious note, that would be the courts, but that is a long slow painful process.